Stockholm-Uppsala Centre for Free Electron Laser Research
In March 2006, the Royal Institute of Technology
(KTH), Stockholm University (SU) and
University (UU) established a common Centre
for Free Electron Laser Research, organizationally tied to Stockholm University and
the Manne Siegbahn Laboratory.
The primary goal of the centre is to make the three universities active and visible partners in research
at and development of advanced free electron laser (FEL) facilities.
A secondary goal is to increase the competence for advanced FEL-related scientific and technical activities
within KTH, SU and UU in order to facilitate possible future opportunities to provide Mälardalen with
free electron lasers or possibly other types of advanced light sources as motivated by the scientific needs
of this influential and forceful university region.
A letter of intent concerning collaboration on technical and scientific developments for research using
free electron lasers was signed with DESY, Hamburg,
in 2004, and parts of several workpackages for the development of the European XFEL at DESY have since then been taken on by the partners in the
The Manne Siegbahn Laboratory has made a feasibility
study on the use of permanent-magnet/electromagnet hybrid dipole magnets for the deflection of the spent
XFEL electron beam behind the undulators. MSL will also work on the characterization and fiducialization of
quadrupole magnets for the XFEL undulators.
Undulator at DESY.
Status report on characterization and fiducialization:
The feasibility study is available here:
- Investigating the possibility of a hybrid magnet design for BV/BW dipole
magnets at the XFEL
- Comparison of two hybrid magnet designs
- Neutron radiation damage study and cost estimate of a
hybrid magnet for the XFEL